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What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

Co-presented with Washington Performing Arts

Evening Program with Performance

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Code: 1P0657
Rob Kapilow (Photo: Peter Schaaf)

Another What Makes it Great? program is available on:

In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, beloved educator and former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow “gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than they ever thought possible” (Los Angeles Times).

In a three-part format, Kapilow explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers. As the Kansas City Star proclaimed, “Not since Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow.”


Mendelssohn Octet

With faculty and students of the University of Maryland School of Music.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no on-site parking at the Natural History Museum.

Smithsonian Year of Music

National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle